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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 26, 2011 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

I'm not a big fan of the song, Rich. But I did enjoy seeing Jerry give it all he had in the Grateful Dead movie last week. I thought that particular performance, which I presume is from 10/20/74, was one of the musical highlights of the film.

Another rendition that I find particularly interesting is also from Winterland but on 10/21/78. It includes some eerie Harmonica play by Lee Oskar and is included in Road Trip's I/4. Unfortunately it's marred somewhat by an unfortunate audience recording patch that has been spliced in.

12/6/73 has a superb emotive rendition, and the Hofheinz performance on 11/19/72 is also quite poignant...

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 26, 2011 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

I also originally was not a fan of the song. Lately I've revivisted it and it is one very beautiful song. The reason I think that I didn't like it was when I heard it it was played outside in the daytime and in the summers heat it can really slow down a show. Idealy I like it in a theater like the Warfield w/seats and ac going. I've brought this up before about when they played this song mid set in Oakland Colisium opening for the Who and not the song for the time and like I've said the Dead at best were mediocre that day and the WHO played rings around them.Also the Dead ended w/ JBG, then the Whos' set is over and Bill Graham calls them out for an encore and Keith Moon SINGS JBG, iceing on the cake as they say..LW